Student Health Law Association News

Student Health Law Association Officer Selection

Student Health Law Association is currently looking for a new board!  Any students interested in getting involved in a leadership role for Health Law should email Kellie Davis ( as soon as possible with the position they are interested in and why.  This is a great opportunity to take on a leadership role as well as network with professionals who practice in the healthcare arena.  Any and all students are encouraged to apply!  Selections will be made by the current board and will be announced by the end of March.  Positions include: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Fundraising Chair, and Public Relations Executive.  

Student Health Law Association Elects New Officers

The Student Health Law Association would like to congratulate its newly elected officers for the 2012-2013 year.

President - Justin Brown

Vice-President - Kit Thurman

Secretary - Chelsea Painter

Treasurer - Erica Wood


Congratulations new officers! 

SHLA Elects New Officers

Congratulations to the newly elected officers of the Student Health Law Association for 2011-2012:

  • President – Denise Hall
  • Executive Vice President – Sara Thompson
  • Vice President of Event Planning – Lauren Claycomb
  • Vice President of Fundraising – Luschka Montijo
  • Treasurer – Brittany Deskins
  • Secretary – Jennie Lynch
  • Public Relations – Whitney Roth
  • Liaison – J. Brandon Johnson

Student Health Law Association Meeting

The Student Health Law Association is holding a meeting Tuesday, April 12 at 12:10 PM in LL 075 to plan for next year and elect new officers. Pizza will be served.

Anthem 5K Road Race

The Student Health Law Association is looking for a few more law students to participate in the team challenge portion of the upcoming Anthem 5K Fitness Classic on February 26 in downtown Louisville. We've had enough interest so far that we are exploring the possibility of two teams of runners. For details contact Alex Davis.

Congratulations to the new Officers of the Student Health Law Association

The Student Health Law Association has held elections and would like to congratulate the following new officers!

Kevin Orr- President

Julie Simonson- Vice President

Margaret Royar- Secretary/Communication

 Alex Davis- Treasurer 

Jim Jones Speaks at NAMI Walk

Jim Jones speaks to attendees at the NAMI Walk


Professor Jim Jones addresses the walkers at the National Alliance on Mental Illness Louisville 1.5K Walk at Waterfront Park, Saturday, September 13, 2008.  University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law staff and students joined Professor Jones' fund raising team for the NAMI walk.

SHLA Nacho Bar!

Help support the Student Health Law Association. Only $5 for a trip through the Nacho bar next Tuesday (9/16).

Health Law Moot Court Tryouts

The 2008 Health Law Moot Court Competition will be held on November 7-8, 2008 at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, IL. Students interested in participating on our team must submit a cover letter and writing sample to Associate Dean Hall by April 18, 2008. Your writing sample can be your BLS brief or a brief or research paper prepared in another context. Writing samples may be submitted by email to, or in person to Dean Hall in Room 203 or Rita Siegwald in Room 204. Team members will earn academic credit for participation - all returning students are eligible for the team. If you have any questions, see Associate Dean Hall or email him at For information about last year's competition, see the health law moot court website.


Students should note that the weekend of this competition is the same as the scheduled Fall administration of the MPRE and Professional Responsibility final exams. I have brought this to the attention of the moot court organizers, but they are unable to change the dates of the competition. Students interested in this competition should plan their Fall courseload accordingly.



2008 American College of Legal Medicine Writing Competitions

The American College of Legal Medicine is sponsoring two legal medicine writing competitions open to law students. The deadline for submission to all competitions is January 15, 2008.

1. The Letourneau Award ‑ for law students

2. The Hoffman Bioethics Award ‑for students currently enrolled in
an accredited law, medical, podiatric, nursing, dental, health science
or health care administration program in the United States or Canada

Complete competition details are available on the ACLM website at